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Re: why i hate sports [Re: walleye101] #6788232
02/29/20 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by walleye101
My observation is that most folks that frequent the Trapperman site consider themselves to be conservative. The meme threads are a great example of how we take pleasure making fun of, and pointing out the absurdity of many liberal policies and beliefs. I have noticed however, that the one liberal hook that many conservatives seem willing to swallow is falling for the old reliable class envy/income inequality argument. Rich folk don't deserve to be rich. Rich people are not paying their "fair share". All those rich folks got rich on the backs of us working people, etc. This whole "stick it to the evil rich" idea is the driving force behind the Sanders campaign, and more folks than ever are buying in to this Socialist philosophy.

Back to the issue of overpaid athletes, even if you never watched professional sports in your life, everyone benefits in one way or another from a booming entertainment industry that helps fuel our thriving economy. Gas stations, resturants, bars, hotels all generate and circulate more money and provide more jobs. Companies the build stadiums, gas stations resturants.......all benefit. Agriculture produces the food and beverage, even if it is all Kale and fruity craft beer. The entertainment and luxury industries all generate another level of economic prosperity above and beyond the staple needs of just getting to work, buying your groceries and making mortgage payments. People making lots of money spend lots of money which makes the entire economy better for everyone, from dish washer, auto mechanic, farmer or car salesman. The money they make is not taking away from your earning potential, it is adding to it.

And before I get off my soapbox, folks who engage in a business that produces a luxury item like fur should be the last people to complain about successful people who may actually have the extra money to go out and buy a fur coat or coyote trimmed Canada Goose parka.


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Couldn't care less about sports... But I'd be willing to bet that Romo will be doing good if he sees 7 million of that 17 million salary. The government loves those big salaries... Plus, I'm sure his agent gets his XX %, etc... Not saying I feel sorry for him. But the government's greed should bother everyone.

Mike


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Re: why i hate sports [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6788245
02/29/20 10:51 PM
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Kind of a broad brush to paint with saying one dislikes sports. I enjoy going to high school sporting events and minor league BB etc. Not many HS announcers making a living announcing games. We have not had children in HS for 27 years and still enjoy watching neighborhood youth compete and learn.

Bryce

Re: why i hate sports [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6788312
03/01/20 12:31 AM
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I don't think this thread went the direction the OP intended when he started it. He forgot to look at everything before he posts and read and read it and try to figure out "how could someone twist this around to make me look bad?" Then rewrite it three times in different ways, inspect it for angles that can be used to make him look like the bad guy, delete it, sleep on it for a day or two, retype it, re-analyze it, ask his wife to proof read it, then ultimately forget the whole thing because someone will figure a way to defend the other side, even if they hate it even worse than he did, just because they have a little free time to do it. lol

Re: why i hate sports [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6788388
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
you work 40 plus all your life an not make 17 million, an this guy can throw a ball for 9 years an get126 million, an talk about it on tv for 17 week , an get pay 17 million ,if you don't think there some think wrong ,I cant explain, it to you



Many of the ultra-rich never did a single productive thing in their lives. They have their fortunes simply because the were born into a family that had very successful person in past generations. How do you feel about them.
At least the athletes put practice time in, risk injury, and possess a talent. If they are liked by an audience when the announce games when their playing years are done, they should be paid what the market provides.

Re: why i hate sports [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6788416
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good read thanks for everyone comments smile

Re: why i hate sports [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6788423
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....... "they should be paid what the market provides".

So you're sayin if Groney controlled the pro sports industry Romo would be makin $15/hour. wink

Re: why i hate sports [Re: gryhkl] #6788438
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Originally Posted by gryhkl
Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
you work 40 plus all your life an not make 17 million, an this guy can throw a ball for 9 years an get126 million, an talk about it on tv for 17 week , an get pay 17 million ,if you don't think there some think wrong ,I cant explain, it to you



Many of the ultra-rich never did a single productive thing in their lives. They have their fortunes simply because the were born into a family that had very successful person in past generations. How do you feel about them.
At least the athletes put practice time in, risk injury, and possess a talent. If they are liked by an audience when the announce games when their playing years are done, they should be paid what the market provides.


It has no impact on my life and is none of my business. Envy can be a nasty disease.

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Re: why i hate sports [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6788442
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amen,i got too many things that affect my life to worry about those that don't.









Re: why i hate sports [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6788444
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yep pcr 2 your right

Re: why i hate sports [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6788512
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After taxes it closer to only 8.5 million. He better look for a part time job. Bahaha.

Re: why i hate sports [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6788524
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If he and the other rich folks buy lots of stuff and give a bunch to charity and pay their taxes, they spread the cash around and benefit the entire country.

Re: why i hate sports [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #6788567
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I don't watch sports, not team sports anyway. What I don't get is people getting fanatical over teams ie; wearing other mens names on their shirts, having heart attacks while screaming during the games, paying absurd money to watch them etc. If I liked something that much I would do it myself, not watch it...…..

Re: why i hate sports [Re: lumberjack391] #6788583
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Originally Posted by lumberjack391
I don't watch sports, not team sports anyway. What I don't get is people getting fanatical over teams ie; wearing other mens names on their shirts, having heart attacks while screaming during the games, paying absurd money to watch them etc. If I liked something that much I would do it myself, not watch it...…..


Yep and beating their wives when their team looses.


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Re: why i hate sports [Re: cmcf] #6788601
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Originally Posted by cmcf
Originally Posted by lumberjack391
I don't watch sports, not team sports anyway. What I don't get is people getting fanatical over teams ie; wearing other mens names on their shirts, having heart attacks while screaming during the games, paying absurd money to watch them etc. If I liked something that much I would do it myself, not watch it...…..


Yep and beating their wives when their team looses.


What? Like making a bet with their wives? Or treating them like property and using them as currency?

I would think a human being wouldn’t be legal tender. Why would any person agree to be used in that way?

Has this actually ever happened, I feel like we would see that in the news.


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Re: why i hate sports [Re: gryhkl] #6788617
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Originally Posted by gryhkl
If he and the other rich folks buy lots of stuff and give a bunch to charity and pay their taxes, they spread the cash around and benefit the entire country.


That is what is great about an election year, look at all the money that is spent in the U.S.


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